Solved

Configuring printers with Xendesktop and Wyse Viance

Posted on 2009-07-15
7
1,098 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am trying to configuring printers using xendesktop and wyse viance.  THe printers are network printers shared from a windows server.  The printing is working fine but the problem that I am having is that the default printer will not stay selected when a user logs off and logs back into a xendesktop vm.  I am using profile manager to manage profiles at logon and logoff.  I would appreciate it if someone could lead me to a solution for this problem.  Thanks in advance for your help.
0
Comment
Question by:PtFirst
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:amichaell
Comment Utility
Are you using Citrix's User Profile Manager?  If so, there is a confirmed bug in which the ntuser.dat does not write upon logoff.  I currently have a ticket open with support and I know of another person also with a ticket open.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:PtFirst
Comment Utility
I am using citrix profile manager.  I can create a file on the desktop and that follows me just fine.  The problem I am having is that when I setup printers on xendesktop image and set a default printer and then logoff and log back in the default printer has changed.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:amichaell
Comment Utility
Right.  Your default printer setting is stored in the user's ntuser.dat file, which due to this bug isn't updating.  Check the timestamp on the user's ntuser.dat.  It should update upon logoff.  If it isn't, then your default printer isn't going to save.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PtFirst
Comment Utility
If this is truly a bug this will make my week.  Have you been able to get a fix from citrix on this?  My ntuser.dat file has an updated time stamp though.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
PtFirst earned 0 total points
Comment Utility
I ended using the presentation server console for xendesktop and used the printer management capabilites of it to configure printers.  And then created security groups for each policy I creating.  From there I was able to add the appropriate users to the active directory security group.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup". After a while, you have entered a loop for Auto repair which does not fix anything and you will be in a  panic as all your work w…
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now